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ChocLabWhaler posted 12-16-2003 08:29 PM ET (US)   Profile for ChocLabWhaler   Send Email to ChocLabWhaler  
I'm thinking of a 150 SPORT for this spring. From those of you that have beaten me to the punch, what do like about your options/configurations? What would you do differently? I would keep it spartan for fishing, but I've got a budding family that would like the comforts.
Moe posted 12-16-2003 10:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
We got all the options for 2003, comfort package (seat cushions), bow cushion, bow rail, bimini top, and four-stroke EFI 60-HP. For 2004 they offer a swim ladder and I'd get that also. The rail and all the cushions are really essential for a family boat, and the bimini offers relief from the sun. The EFI makes operation for non-technical types the same as a car. No manual choke, no fast idle, just turn the key and go. Get 'em all. You can leave the bimini, bow cushion, and middle seat and cushion home when you go fishing. You'll want to take the helm seat cushions with you though.
ChocLabWhaler posted 12-17-2003 07:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for ChocLabWhaler  Send Email to ChocLabWhaler     
How is that bow rail for a flyfisher? Is it going to get in the way with casting/landing fish, compared to the safety it offers kids in the boat?
Moe posted 12-17-2003 10:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
I don't fly fish, so I can't really answer that question. I wouldn't have any problem spin or bait casting off the bow. My wife is with me when I fish, and she's often on the bow cushion, so I just bottom fish or troll off the stern.

Unlike a bass boat, the bow's quite a ways up off the water. Even kneeling, I'd think you'd need a long handled net or gaff to land fish from there, and the bow rail would be nice to lean your thigh up against. I'd probably step down off the platform and bring 'em in over the side.

Tombro fishes his 150 a lot more than I do (and he has the bow rail). Perhaps he'll see this and offer some advice.


tombro posted 12-18-2003 01:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for tombro  Send Email to tombro     
I don't see the bow rail as a major impediment to flyfishing. I don't SW flyfish, but have done a lot in FW, and know how things get in the way on a boat. I think a bigger problem may be the grooves in the non-skid, for the anchor locker. I can see loops getting caught here at the wrong time, if you know what I mean. Other than that, the boat is great for fishing. I fish the NJ bays, and open ocean, and have caught bluefish, stripers, and even small tunas while casting from the bow deck. Very stable, and a high vantage point. Love the boat!
jimh posted 12-25-2003 10:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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